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. today the government gave their closing arguments for the sentencing phase, and hassan said he would not give a statement at all. so again it was silence from hassan. then shortly after that the jury was allowed to begin deliberations. it took them just under three hours, tony, to come to this unanimous verdict verdict. >> reporter: the judge told them not to speak about this trial until sentencing was over. we're told that should start in the next five or ten minutes. also we expect reaction from fort hood public affairs who has been documenting step by step how this court-martial has played out. >> heidi zhou, if you would, the moment when that news conference is about to begin give us a head up and we'll be back to you. jeffrey, good to see you again. thanks for joining us. i take it you're not surprised at all that in a da nadal hassas sentenced to death. >> reporter: no, i was not surprised. i don't think it would have made a significant difference if he had made a statement. your viewers should understand that because the rote is done by secret written ballot, and only one no-v
phase begins for army major nadal hassan. hassan was convicted in the army shooting spree that took place in 2009. 13 people were killed and 40 people were injured. the sentencing phase is expected to last two to three days and the jury will hear impact statement from those who were impacted by the mass shooting. we go to a military prosecutor and law professor o, thank you r being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> do you think hassan is going to get the death penalty? >> well, in my opinion the case for the death penalty is very compelling. there is uncontested proof of his mass murder, and what we're seeing today is presentation of evidence that indicates how devastating these crimes were to the victims and the victims' families. that's the standard we use to decide whether or not to ajudge death. it only takes one no-vote, and he will not be sentenced to death. >> this seems perfunctory but they still refer to hassan as major. will they strip him of his title. >> they don't have the authority to strip hassan of h his rank. they can give a dismissal which is a dishonorable d
in iranian politics. out of the people and of the supreme leader. hassan rouhani now has both. the supreme leader ayatollah ali khameini has signed off on the election results. making the cleric and former chief nuclear negotiator iran's seventh president. >> he has been tested before. he has given great service to the nation. i am sure he would like to asked god to grant him success. he has been elected by the vote of the people. >> the now former president washed as hassan rouhani publicly endorsed. >> i would like to give the hands of these millions of iranian people. cast ins that were these boxes. i hope i have the capacity to meet their demands. >> they hold opposite views. is a westerni educated career diplomat and an insider with more than four decades of political experience. he was a longtime ally of the late ayatollah khomeini. he has also served on iran's supreme and national security council for 24 years. after the eight years in power, hassan rouhani wants to find a new path for iran. it comes to international relations, we should take new steps in order to elevate the posit
a military jury has decided the process to decide the future of major nadal hassan. they'll have to decide between life behind bars or death by lethal injection. >> reporter: well, dell, the expectation now is there there will be military action and that is a dramatic change in 48 hours. let's take you back to friday night as those pictures of death and suffering continue to stream in from that suburb around damascus, and from what the white house said there was little doubt there was a chemical weapon, and that was bashir al-assad. they said that sunday, but then they sent out a message that needed to allow an site access to the inspectors immediately. some are saying the they have degraded and corrupted the evidence to such a degree that it wouldn't do any good. chuck hagel saying the president has asked us to prepare military options. we have prepared those options we are ready. we have republican and democrat, house and senate calling for quote/unquote surgical strikes, speculating about a cruise missile launch and should congress be identified and consulted or shouldn't it. what is re
by hassan will be taking the stand, plus three more of the wounded will be giving their testimony, bringing the total number of witnesses for the government to just around 20. the bigger question is what, if anything will hassan say when it's his turn. he did ask the judge for a break between the government's case and his own, indicating he is planning something, but morgan, you just never know what will come out of this guys mouth. he already indicated that if he were given the death penalty, he would consider himself a martyr. >> you mentioned the death penalty, heidi. what kind of problems would the death penalty really present? >> well, if he is sentenced to death as expected here, it would really present a case that doesn't have any precedence in u.s. history. the last u.s. soldier to be executed was in 1961, and he was hanged by the neck. that just gives you an indication of how much time has passed since the last execution. there are five soldiers currently on death row. one has been there for 25 years, so if hassan continues this pattern of condemning himself and waives his rights,
words in his defense today, he said the dents rests. hassan is defending himself against murder charges in the shooting rampage at fort hood in 2009. he admits killing 13 people and wounding 30 others, heidi has more. >> reporter: he wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan. but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born hassan was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the injury on day one, that he is the shooter. he is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victim were soldiers, one was a is gillian who use cid claire to rush him to try to stop the shooting. their case, they pointed a scene of hero i remember anism and kae attack. 89 witnesses tack the stand, a retired staff charge who was shot seven times aircraft police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in
question no one for his defense? >> hassan spoke four words in court this morning. the defense has rested. he called on no witnesses, and he told the judge that he does not want the jury to consider any lesser offenses like voluntary manslaughter. this leads us to a quick ramp to the defense portion of the court-martial. the fact that hassan was barred from using the one argument that he would like to use, saying he was targeting u.s. soldiers in defense of muslim lives in afghanistan. early on in the legal process the judge said that argument is irrelevant. leading us with just the fact of the case which hassan has never disputed telling jurors on day one of this court-martial that he is the shooter. the jury has been dismissed until tomorrow when they'll reconvene for closing statement and deliberations. heidi jo castro, al jazeera, fort hood, texas. >> a sensing is underway in the case of staff sergeant bales. bales has pleaded guilty to murders and they want him to face life behind bars. we're live in washington. so, alan, this has been really an emotional case, as you can imagine, ta
. >>> the sentencing phase for major nadal hassan is underway. hassan is the gunman responsible for the fort hood shooting rampage in 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from the victims' families over the next few days. heidi zhou castro is following nadal's sentencing and joins us live from fort hood. today is the first day we're hearing the impact statements. what are survivors saying? >> absolutely heartbreaking stuff today tony. today we heard from ten family members and coworkers of these 13 that were killed. one of them, the widow of major labardo how hard was to explain to her two-year-old son that daddy was never coming home. it took him weeks for him to realize what death meant. she kept her husband's voice mail message for years, up until a couple of weeks ago. and then she discovered that the cell phone carrier accidently deleted that message. and then the teenage daughter who tried to take her own life as a result. not a dry high except for nadal hassan, himself. he was emotionless t
. >> a military court trying army major nadal hassan said he used ththe fort as his own kill zone. we have more now from fort hood. >> reporter: his silence did not surprise anyone. the army major who confessed to the worst mass shooting on a military installation gave no closing argument. he said all along that he's the killer. >> reporter: it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense essentially agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: law professor chris jenks led the army's law branch. he said the jury will find hassan guilty. they're looking through 700 pieces of evidence from the prosecution, including bullets removed from the victims. paper towels hassan stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of 420 clinching rounds and the pistols he admitted used to kill 13 people. guilt will be clearcut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will face more questions. jurors will have to decide between life in prison and death. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> so historically that would suggest that major hassan will langu
their account to report both attacks. >>> army major nadal hassan had nothing to say in his trial. now he'll be facing life or death. he was convicted of shooting friday by the same jury. they heard testimony from victims and arguments from prosecution but hassan denied opportunities to speak. we'll have updates as they develop. >>> shakespeare has new fans in a prison of illinois. othello.revised as a hip hot tragedy. it's a tragedy tailor made for the hip hot era. [♪ singing ] only this script is 400 years old. just recently freshened up with a modern touch. >> we've been told stories since we were a little kid in rhyme all the time. >> you need to focus on what you're doing, make sure you think before with you react or otherwise catastrophic events can happen. >> reporter: having performed all over the world, this is the first true captive audience for the brothers. >> everyone has a chance to make a new life for themselves. the end of the play says why we're here. >> we really didn't realize sort of how that line would resonate until we were doing it, and they were like, that means
's president hassan has acknowledged for the first time that chemical weapons have been used in syria. he said and i quote, many of the innocent people of syria have been injured and martyred by chemical agents and this is unfortunate. he also said the! ic republic gives notice to the international committee to use all its might to prevent the use of these weapons anywhere in the world, especially in syria. let's get more now from michael stephens. he is a researcher at the royal united services institute. welcome once again. >> hi. >> and thank you for coming in to speak to us. this is unpress debited, isn't it? iran acknowledging that chemical weapons have been used and also russia weighing in saying the syrian government should allow u.n. inspectors to decide if that alleged attack near damascus is the tide changing. >> well, i think it is very obvious that there were some chemical agents used. if you look at iranian, they are very sensitive to the chemical issue. and eit would not suit them to sit silent, when they know this amount of deaths had happened. but obviously the russians and the
nearly 200 points today. and major hassan which is his goal of the death penalty while george zimmerman looks to the state of florida for monetary justice. we bring up both cases. we begin tonight with syria and potential u.s. military forces in chuck kaye goal is called ready to go and jay carney makes it crystal clear earlier today the president has concluded that the so-called red light on chemical weapon use has been crossed by the aside regime not the rebel fighters. >> and leaves no doubt chemical weapons were used on a massive scale on august august 21st outside of damascus. there is also very little doubt, and should be no doubt, for anyone who approaches this logically, that the syrian regime was softer for using chemical weapons outside of damascus. we have established with a high degree of confidence the syrian regime has already used weapons in this conflict. lori: after 100,000 deaths after abominate the famous statement aside moscow his press secretary was insistent it would not be based on the ascent removal of the aside regime but that is not playing the opposition from
deliberating the fate of army major nidal hassan. jurors returned to court about 15 minutes ago to ask a couple of questions, but again no verdict tonight. prosecutors say there is no question that major hassan planned and carried out the attack in 2009 at that post in texas. he's never even disputed it. while he's been representing himself throughout the trial, he's had very little to say, put up no defense virtually, just about the only words spoken today were, "the defense chooses not to make a closing statement." the 13-member jury needs only a 2/3 majority to find major hassan guilty of the charges, but if they want the military to execute him they will have to all be on board. casey stegall with the news tonight. casey? >> every single person on that panel is a senior ranking army official, an officer, a rank in fact of major or higher. they were carefully selected, you'll remember, at the beginning of july from u.s. army posts all around the world. they have not been sequestered since this court martial began on august 6th, but clearly instructed not to read anything about this extremely
: the prosecution in the fort hood trial resting its case, now it's major nadal hassan's turn. he has the opportunity to present his side of the case if there is a side. when court gets underway at 10:00 a.m. eastern time hassan representing himself is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at fort hood. how do we expect his testimony to go. >> reporter: this is the moment everyone has been waiting for in this long awaited court-martial. because hassan is acting as his own lawyer this could get interesting. yesterday the judge told major hassan you must ask yourself questions if you class to testify. you are not allowed to make a statement. it must be in a q and a format. if he chooses to do so, that could be awfully bizarre to watch. but taking the stand also opens him up to cross-examination by the prosecution. a lot of military law experts told me they would be surprised if this morning major hassan has chosen to put himself in that position. but this has been a court-martial full of odd behavior of the 42-year-old psychiatrist who asked very few questions of the 90 wit
the testimony of witnesses of how he charged hassan with a chair and tried to stop him and killed while trying to protect others. >> this is a long and exhausting process. we are tired and we are hurt. but we are resolved. justice has been served. . >> the sad reality is it could take years if not decade physical hasan dies by lethal injection. hassan did not appeal we should note, it is just standard for any capitol case for the military. a soldier hasn't been executed in this count row since 1961 and 5 sit on death row in kansas. hassan will join them and sit there while the appeal's process plays out. and military appeals court have overturned 11 of 16 death sentences handed down. and that is why the judge here and the prosecutions worked so hard to make sure every letter of the law was followed so hasan's case is not one of them. shannon in ncasy, thank you very much. >> and joining us now is retired sergeant luns ford who was shot sen times by hasan. and one bullet is still lodged in his back. we'll get your reaction to the sentence? >> well, i am glad they gave him the death sentence, ho
. >>> closing arguments began today in the military trial of major nadal hassan who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder in connection with the november 2009 attack at ft. hood. the former army psychiatrist has been representing himself during the trial but declined to call any cross-examine any witnesses before resting his case. he did it yesterday. nbc's mark potter is following the trial and joins us from ft. hood, texas. mark, this say terrible example, i think, and frightening to a lot of americans of a person who comes with a mideast background who seems totally loyal to america and says i switch, i switched sides. >> reporter: and it was a murderous switch according to prosecutors and all the events that happened here, a terrible event that happened four years ago. the jury is now waiting to take the case. the panel of 13 senior military officers is going to break for lunch and at 1:45 central time, 2:45 your time in the east, they will begin their deliberations. the reason for that, just about 20 minutes ago nadal hassan was a
for slaughtering 13 people at ft. hood. now it appears that nang middle hassan will get what many say he wanted all along -- a death sentence. >>> i'm john berman, filling in for jake tapper today. we begin with the the national lead. they came from all over the country, by car, by train, by bus, 250,000 people packed into the national mall here in washington, d.c. the day was hot, they marched through the nation's capital. they were standing in the sun mopping sweat from their brows when the moment arrived, when dr. martin luther king jr. shared his dream. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >>> it became clear that day with it wasn't clear already that change was coming. this was the scene at the national mall on that day, august 28th, 1963. and this was the scene at the mall today. on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. 50 years since dr. king took the podium with a vision of abraham lincoln looking on from the memorial perch.
not to make a closing -- nidal hassan chose not to make a closing statement. he faces numerous count of premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder for the attack in november 2009 that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others at fort hood in texas. a conviction would allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty. pakistan says two of its soldiers were killed by fire from indian troops on thursday. the incident allegedly took place along the borders along the disputed territory of kashmir. weeks,ed in recent jeopardizing a decade-old truths. >> the first soldier was killed here close to the border with indian kashmir, the second 45 kilometers further south. pakistan accuses indian troops of opening fire, but the indian argues it was they who are shot at first. according to islamabad, the indian military also killed a pakistani officer on tuesday along the so-called line of control. residents complain cross-border clashes have become more frequent in recent weeks. >> the indians and start firing whenever they feel like it. an incident will occur in one sector, and they
the penalty phase where prosecutors will ask jurors to sentence hassan to death. hass >>> the fbi and oakland police are announcing a new search for an oakland toddler and have doubled the reward for information to $22,000. daphne viola webb was last seen on march 14th. she vanished from her father's car when he was in a convenience car. a new search will take place tomorrow starting at 8:00 a.m. official also release more details within the next hour. >>> happening today t appears this may be the end of the road for san diego mayor bob filner, now that 18 women have come forward accusing the mayor of unwanted sexual advances. our sister station in san diego reports that the 70-year-old embattled mayor is prepared to resign today if the city counsel approves an agreement. >>> developing news in the south bay where police hope a new sketch will lead to the man who sexually assaulted a woman a stone's throw away from santa clara university. abc's ma 7's matt keller has mo >> reporter: confirmed this morning that the victim in the sexual assault case is not a santa clara university student, but
: separate juries delivered guilty verdicts today in two high profile military cases. army major nadal hassan was convicted of murder for the deadly shooting spree aimed at unarmed u.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas.
is one of syria's closest allies. the government of iranian president hassan rouhani has followed the previous regime in supporting syrian president bashar al assad. >>> americans are taking time to remember a man who spearheaded the civil rights movement. 50 years ago in washington martin luther king delivered a speech in washington. he uttered the words "i have a dream." thousands gathered at the lincoln memorial at the national mall 50 years on. president obama was joined by bill clinton and jimmy carter. obama said king and other civil rights leadee local assemblieses, congress and even the white house. but he also expressed concern for the nation's economic disparities that are widening, not shrinking. >> as always has been noted, black unemployment has remained almost twice as high as white unemployment. latino unemployment close behind. the gap in wealth between races has not lessened, it's grown. >> opinion polls suggest that 79% of african-americans say the country still has a long way to go before it achieves a society free of racial prejudices. >>> i have a dream w thos
if syria collapses. >> it appears iran has joined russia as an ally of syria. president hassan rouhani reportedly said iran will work with russia to avoid a strike if possible. earlier i spoke from someone from the plowshares fund, a foundation aimed at preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction. i asked him how he thinks iran will get involved. >> iran's political changes have been fascinating to watch. in washington there has been a perception that iranian politics will be different now going forward, certainly on the nuclear negotiations. that is the backdrop for the debate on syria. there is concern among many in the expert community that this new put until opening with iran could be close if military operation in syria is not go the right direction. we have seen moves by the administration to try to soft and the rhetoric. the president of iran has put out some tweets that imply that chemical weapons are, from his perspective, something to be deplored. it is unclear how this is going to unfold. certainly iran as a player in the region and it is going to have a vote in what h
hassan is facing the penalty phase of his trial. on friday a military jury convicted hassan of 25 charge including meditated murder. hay san was convicted of murder for the 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers at fort hood texas. >>> a woman from new mexico is trying to help victims of domestic abuse in a very interesting way. she's offering tattoo removal. >> i will apply the laser. >> reporter: this is a consultation, a conversation, a chat, to change a life. from her office in albuquerque, new mexico, she's trying to help the victims of domestic abuse. she offers free tattoo removal. the physical signs of psychological damage. >> i think we need to recognize this is a form of branding, and like i tell everybody this is the superficial. this is what is on top. we should be extremely concerned about the acts and events that took place that caused these type of brands to take place. there are so many more horrific stories that are underneath. >> reporter: removeel affidavit tattoo could take months even years depending how big and how deep the tattoo is scarred. dawn's patient vi
national park. the flames have destroyed 230 square miles. the a jury will decide if nadal hassan will receive life in prison or the death penalty. he killed 13 people in 2009. >>> some parents are complaining that students are forced to walk through crime-ridden headlinesr. those are the headlines and you can get your news at www.aljazeera.com [♪ music ] >> on america tonight. >> nothing today is more serious, and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny. >> sharp words from washington leave little doubt what the u.s. thinks happened to these syrian victims. now focus turns to how and when the world will respond. >>> and the threat to california's most mighty residents. the enormous blazes that have also triggered fears for san francisco's water supply. also tonight we're keeping up the fight for chicago. a community left in a constant state of mourning and wondering how will the violence ever end? >> i'm so tired of doing funerals of young men getting killed through gun violence whether by th the police or anor gang. it just wears you down. [♪ music ] >> good evening, and
of the death penalty. >> but a death sentence gives hassan what he wants. he has already told mention health evaluators he wanted to become a martyr and his court martial defense reflected it. hasan acted as his own lawyer admitting to the crimes in his opening statements. some survivors are con floithd which sentence brings a greater sense of justice: the death penalty or life behind bars. to reach a death sentence, the jury vote must be unanimous and it would immediately trigger a series of automatic appeals that could drag on for years. >> if there is a vote against the death penalty, it's not necessarily going to be a reflection that they think the crime was somehow mitigated. i think it will because one or two members simply decides that it would be a more appropriate penalty for nadal hasan to spend the rest of his life under army custody at fort levenworth in a wheelchair and i think that's a possibility. >> the u.s. has not executed a military service member since 1961. currently, five u.s. soldiers sit on death row. one has been there for 25 years. ultimately, the president must si
hassan, the admi admittedt hood shooter a has been found guilty of the rampage that left 14 soldiers dead. and sergeant robert bales received a life sentence without parole. bales pleaded guilty to the 2009 shooting spree, part of a deal to not receive death penalty. >>> and president obama sent one of his top officials to damascus to investigate the claim of chemical weapons. for more on the chemical weapons investigation, amy joins us. good to talk to you. the u.n. says, as you know, it wants clarity that this was an actual chemical attack near damascus. why are you so certain that chemical weapons were used and the assad regime was behind the attack. >> well, it's very clear if one looks at the videos that were up loaded shortly after the attack that these are people suffering the affects of exposure to toxic chemicals. especially children, it's difficult to coax your child to twist and convulse over a long period of time. sometimes those videos shows a child for over two minutes. so it's clear that toxic chemical was used. as for signs pointing to the assad regime, it's it was deliver
. president hassan rouhani of iran said he will press forward with attempts to ward off military action by western nations against president bashar al- assad. he was quoted as saying that military action will bring great cost for the region. it is necessary to apply all effort to prevent it. according to state tv, he said both iran and russia would work in cooperation to prevent any military action against syria. meanwhile, the united states and its allies continue to pair for a potential strike. president obama told pbs yesterday he did not want a prolonged military intervention. >> if we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on a national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> the white house announced it will brief members of congress later today on plans to move forward with a military's right, and it -- military strike, and will reduce evidence -- release evidence of the assad rw
will include possibility of parole. >>> the ft. hood massacre, hassan. they asked the judge if they could review testimony from the police officer who shot him. the rampage left 13 people dead and 30 wounded. they will pick up where they left off later this morning. hasan is acting as his own attorney. >>> robert muller says there does not appear to be a plan against the u.s. he told cnn intelligence officials continue to monitor the situation carefully. any planned attack has been postponed. if the u.s. had the intelligence before 9/11 like now, at least part of the september 11th attack might have been prevented. >>> now to this amazing story. the story of a school bookkeeper in georgia who overted a tragedy by staying calm as the man with a gun invaded the school. who was helping her keep her calm during those moments? martin savidge tells us it was a 911 operator grateful for partner she got to work with. >> reporter: it was an amazing moment. antoinette tough meets the 911 operator who was the other voice at the end of that emergency call. >> we made it! >> we did. >> ken tra said li
that convict nadal hassan of the deadly shooting he admitted to at fort hood, texas must now decide if he gets the death penalty or life in prison. there are 13 members on the panel and they meet tomorrow in the now penalty phase of his court marshall. the -- court martial. he was found guilty of 13 counts of murder in the mass shooting in 2009. let's talk to our legal panel. kesha is a defense attorney and former prosecutor and david schwartz is a defense attorney and former prosecutor as well. thanks to both of you for coming in. >> thank you. >> let's start by talking about this death penalty case and the fact, david, that they must sit again now and make a judgment. the families will speak. he may speak too. they want justice. the death penalty is it for some. that makes him a martyr in his mind and a life sentence for others. how do they weigh and balance it? >> they will weigh the mitigating factors versus the33 aggravating factors. the aggravating factors -- the heinous part of this crime and the amount of vehicle times and the mass -- victims and the mass shootings in this crime is so
a jury is going to determine if nadal hassan gets the death sentence. ♪ theme >> that attack on the u.n. convoy coming as the obama administration said there is very little doubt that chemical weapons were used by the syrian government in an attack on their own people last week near damascus. it was the single deadliest event in the civil war. the entire world is watching the events in syria as the u.n. prepares to investigate the attack site. u.s. and european leaders are already saying it may be too little, too late. it is worried the evidence will be corrupt. officials from around the globe are meeting in jordan to discuss the crisis. although that meeting was set before last week's attack, officials say that syria is at the top of the their agenda. the very late evident, we return to david jackson, joining us from beirut. the u.s. is saying it is too little, too late. what are they saying in syria? >> well, that has been the outlook all around, no question about it. it's all about too late, too late. every nation that is gathered in jordan for the meeting of military leaders and w
of the ft. hood massacre, nadal hassan could get the death penalty. >>> and this is a live look at eden prairie, minnesota. the big story there tonight, the heat wave in that area. temperatures were forecast to approach a record 98 in the twin cities today with humidity making it feel like 100 to 110. that's pretty hot for those minnesotaens. that's a live look from outside the beltway from special report. we'll be right back. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for at insurance. geico, you're not made of money, see how much you could save. they're the days to take care of business.. when possibilities become reality. with centurylink as your trusted partner, our visionary cloud infrastructure and global broadband network free you to focus on what matters. with custom communications solutions and responsive, dedicated support, we constantly evolve to meet your needs. every day of the week. centurylink® your link to what's next. she was a picky eater. we now i'm her dietitian... ...anlast year, she wasn'tating so well. so i recommended boost complete nutritional drin
and a complicated case, is it possible that hassan could avoid the lethal injection and technically given the death penalty? >> absolutely. there is not a lot of legal history as i think you have pointed out. there's not been a military execution since 1961. the military is not set up, the legal system for this. it is quite possible that an appeals court could find some problem with the case that would result in a life sentence. but he could also get the death penalty because he seems to be trying to get it. >> yes. >> doesn't seem to be much doubt that the trial is a kind of slow motion suicide. >> it's interesting. most of the victims' families don't want him to get the death penalty. >> do you want to give him the satisfaction of martyrdom or do you not care whether he is and give him the penalty? >> fascinating case. thank you so much. >> okay. >>> our third story "out front," busted. federal authorities shut down one of the biggest dogfighting rings in u.s. history. nearly 370 pitbulls were rescued this weekend in a massive raid that stretched across texas, mississippi, alabama and georgia. da
. the last time the u.s. military executed a soldier was back in 1961. hassan killed 13 of his fellow unarmed soldiers and injured more than 30 others at that texas army base. >> a newly released videotape shows eyewitness testimony in the 1975 assassination attempt on president gerald ford. that testimony coming from the president himself. the videotape shows ford answering questions about the attempt. a jury convicted lynette, squeaky fromme. this is the first time a sitting president has ever given oral testimony in a trial. >> she was three to four feet from me when i first noticed her. she appeared to want to come married. i had the impression she did come forward. i didn't see the precise movement. i stopped, because i had the impression she wanted to speak to me or shake my hand, and as i moved to either shake hands or speak to her, i then notice said the gun. as i indicated, it in her hand was approximately two feet from it. >> now ford videotaped that testimony for use in squeaky fromme's trial. she was sentenced to life in prison, released in parole in 2009. she now lives in new yor
life. >>> mayor nadal hassan rested his case without calling witnesses in the sentencing phase. he was convicted on all counts of the fort hood massacre. he could be sentenced to death. >>> george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to reimburse him for at least $200,000 in expenses. he's entitled under state law having been acquitted in the shooting death of trayvon martin. >>> a store in new jersey is looking for a few good men that shopped there on sunday evening. a camera shows they paid for the item, though in clerk was on hand because the store was closed but the shoppers didn't know that because the lights were on and the front door was open. management wants to offer them gift certificates. there you go. that is always watching. >> amazing. thanks very much. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. >>> the coverage of the on going crisis in syria,
the american people and the british people, for that matter, were assured saddam hassan had weapons of mass destruction. britain and america are being told this man assad have used chemical weapons but haven't produced public evidence to that effect, this will not have much support with the public. how dangerous is that for president obama and indeed, other world leaders? >> i think the main reason president obama has not been more decisive is indeed the public has no appetite for some kind of broader international military engagement in syria. i think, you know, he's gotten advisories who pushed him to do that but he's resisted for that reason, and i think as you say, that the problem is that we overreact in afghanistan, we overreacted in iraq, and that has led to paralysis. but at the end of the day the approach in syria, it simply has not worked. the things that we try to prevent like the spread of the word to surrounding countries like the growing civilian slaughter, the steady escalation of the conflict, the radicalization of the rebels, those happened anyway. >> fred townson let's tal
. honor to talk to her. >>> a lifetime in prison or death penalty for nadal hassan, what a jury recommended next. >>> there is a lot more happening tonight, i sha is here with the bulletin. >> the jury recommend the the death penalty for fort hood shooter major nadal hasan. the judge will review the case and make the final decision. >>> the woman accused of sending ricin tainted letters have been found competent to stand trial in texas. she initially told the fbi her husband sent the letters. >>> antoinette tuff, the book keep there calmly got a gunman to surrenderer at a georgia elementary school last week can't stop doing great things. after the incident she started a fund for children setting a gl of $1500, while the fund already raised more than $104,000. you can donate at go found me.com/41 fqvw. she's quite the lady. >> another great lady. >>> "the ridiculist" is next. he available lexus enform, cty -- captions by vitac -- this is the pursuit of perfection. alert. the beach on your tv is much closer than it appears. dive into labor day with up to 50% off hotels at travelo
? we' and the jury giving the shooter death. nadal hassan looked at him in the eye and shot him seven times. >> might have strong woords of criticism for president obama. >>> and you heard lora dimaggio tell me this last night about hanna anderson. >> i remember very vividly telling my brother, she's trouble. she's going to -- she's -- i said you need to watch out for that one, she's trouble. >> it was an extraordinary encounter and tonight i want to ask star jones what she thought of that and much more, plus, mom versus miley. the blogger who warns her daughter let miley cyrus be a lesson to you. we'll find out what that lesson is later. >>> we'll begin with the big story, the deepening crisis in syria and what the white house tends to do about it. fred is live in damascus tonight, one of the only western reporters in syria. mounting tension in ssyria, and indeed, around the world as everybody braces themself for an inevitable military strike. how would you describe the atmosphere right there in damascus? >> reporter: it's erie. one of the interesting things is apparently the syrian
. nadal hassan looked at him in the eye and shot him seven
in the military. >> hassan who is sentenced to death warned... >> we always talk about god and country. we are really talking about god verses country. >> according to the senate report a ticking tiefme bomb. one described the army psychiatrist very lazy and religious fanatic. >> there are soldiers who leave the military are trying to join taliban and al qaeda. you have to ask yourself there is something out there that is resinating. >> as part of the investigation a leading researcher told fox news his time at walter reed was a turning point. >> the only thing he didn't do is wear a t-shirt saying i am going to attack tomorrow. >> she makes quite a point doesn't she? that was katherine her raj reporting. >>> they were reprimanded for their leadership. >>> the president tossed it in the crash. we will tell you their excuse. it was a one-in a million shot why this golfer is freaking out. you would, too. we're new to town.ells. welcome to monroe. so you can move more effortlessly... we want to open a new account: checking and savings. well we can help with that. we tend to do a lot of bankin
. army major nadal hassan was convicted of murder for the deadly shooting spree aimed at unarmed u.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas. >> warner: and staff sergeant robert bales was sentenced to life without parole in the massacre of 16 innocent afghan civilians. we get details of both military court outcomes. >> woodruff: and in a separate military case-- the army priv found guilty of giving troves of highly classified information to wikileaks-- now wants to live as a woman, chelsea manning. ray saurez examines the legal and cultural questions connected with this story. >> warner: mark shields and rich lowry analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and we look back at robert macneil questioning the reverend martin luther king, jr, on the fight for civil rights. on nbc's "meet the press" just three days before the 1963 march on washington. >> all of these barriers must be removed before the negro can even begin moving up the highway of freedom in all of its dimension. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and
nadal ha san, the army sipsychiatrist found guilty las week. hassan faces either the death penalty or life in prison. >>> and the donald, donald trump being sued by the state of new york for $40 million. the new york attorney general says the real estate mogul helped run a phony trump university and misled students into expensive seminars that did not deliver as promised. trump phoned in to the "today" show and attacked new york attorney general eric schneiderman's record. >> let me just tell you something, we're dealing with an attorney general who everyone in new york knows is a total lightweight. he's very unpopular. he lets jon corzine take 1.4 or something, disappear, $1.4 billion and doesn't do a thing, he lets wall street and everybody else rape everybody, doesn't do a thing. >> and, of course, someone was tweeting this weekend, who would sign up for trump university. but in any case the attorney general said in response trump's comments this morning were an effort to disfracture the substance of the case. any last requests mr. baldwin? do you mind grabbing my phone and open
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